Harvest Blog http://wuis.org en Harvest Blog: Crop Insurance To Cover Midwest Cucumbers, Cherries http://wuis.org/post/harvest-blog-crop-insurance-cover-midwest-cucumbers-cherries <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Passage of the </span><a href="http://wuis.org/post/obama-signs-farm-bill-announces-rural-export-initiative?nopop=1" style="line-height: 1.5;">Agriculture Act of 2014</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> brought with it good news for fans of </span><a href="http://firm.msue.msu.edu/uploads/files/Budgets/E3166_2010_MACHINE_HARVESTED_PICKLING_CUCMBER_VARIABLE_COST_OF_PRODUCTION.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">pickles</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/13/midwest-tart-cherry-crop_n_1670226.html" style="lin Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:59:31 +0000 Peter Gray 18689 at http://wuis.org Harvest Blog: Crop Insurance To Cover Midwest Cucumbers, Cherries Study: Cover Crops Can Ward Off Soybean Diseases http://wuis.org/post/study-cover-crops-can-ward-soybean-diseases <p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif;">Midwest farmers who rely on healthy soybean harvests have one more reason to consider adding cereal rye into their crop rotation in 2014.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 23:10:00 +0000 Peter Gray 16550 at http://wuis.org Study: Cover Crops Can Ward Off Soybean Diseases Cougar Under The Corn Crib: DNR Says Landowners Called The Shots http://wuis.org/post/cougar-under-corn-crib-dnr-says-landowners-called-shots <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dept. of Natural Resources employees have discussed adding cougars to the list of protected species in Illinois.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But in a phone interview with WUIS, IDNR&nbsp;spokesman Tim Schweizer&nbsp;said currently "it’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> up to the landowner” to decide whether a potentially threatening animal should be put down. &nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 19:07:24 +0000 Peter Gray 13492 at http://wuis.org Cougar Under The Corn Crib: DNR Says Landowners Called The Shots Report: Rural Illinois Continues Losing Jobs, Population http://wuis.org/post/report-rural-illinois-continues-losing-jobs-population <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Data collected between 2010 and 2012 indicate Illinois' </span>nonmetro<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> areas had the second highest losses of jobs in the nation.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state of Arizona also saw a 1.8 percent decline in rural employment over the past two years, while losses were especially large in Arkansas - down 4.1 percent. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 16:00:21 +0000 Peter Gray 12780 at http://wuis.org Report: Rural Illinois Continues Losing Jobs, Population